WCMAs & Festival
Guidelines & Categories

The WCMA Staff and Board have been hard at work to improve the Western Canadian Award opportunities and in turn have revitalized the award categories and guidelines for 2016!

These newly updated categories will allow for a more inclusive and modern approach to recognizing the artists, industry and organizations in western Canada!

Below are the Guidelines and Categories required for the 2016 BreakOut West Submissions.

Please read and understand all guidelines and category requirements prior to submitting as many categories have changed for 2016!

Ignoring any requirements or restrictions may result in submission disqualification.



 2016 Artistic Award Categories
 2016 Artistic Award Guidelines


 2016 Industry Award Categories
2016 Industry Award Guidelines


 2016 BreakOut West Festival Guidelines

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